DeSmet Farm Mutual Insurance Stage
Entertainment will be posted as it's confirmed.
"Mogen's Heroes" business card says "having fun making music." What you see is what you hear. Three grown men acting like kids, singing and playing songs we have grown up with. John Mogen, a Waubay native, started "Mogen's Heroes" in 1978. He plays keyboards, harmonica, and sings. Dennis Gale started playing guitar during his high school days in Wagner. Drummer Bill Hoffman is a Rockham (near Redfield) rocker. "Mogen's Heroes" music can take your mind back to your childhood days. Variety is the key word to the style of music you'll hear from these three fun-makers. Three-part harmonies dominate every song. This year's State Fair performance features two fan favorites: farm broadcaster and personality, Jim Woster, and former KELO-TV anchorman, Doug Lund.
Thursday, Aug 3012:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
Friday, Aug 3112:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
The OvertonesThe Overtones quartet have been singing together for over 30 year. Their harmonies and blend have compared to The Statler Brothers and The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Overtones have sung in many locations across Minnesota and North Dakota, doing County Fairs, Church services, sung at the Chester Fritz several times, as well as many other types of celebratioins. They do a variety of music-music is of The Salter Brothers, Oakridge Boys, Gaither Vocal Band, Statesmen, Country, Everly Brothers, Louis Armstrong, 50's & 60's music as well as some barbershop and many other old favorite songs that all enjoy.
The group is made is made up of Keith Sandland, baritone, who is a building contractor and wood processor. Randy Holwell, lead, is a fromer owner of a Concrete business. Neil Vagle, tenor, is a retired teacher. Dale Billberg, bass, is a semi-retired farmer, hauls gravel and black dirt, and aything else that can be hauled.
During performances, it is easy to see that The Overtones enjoy singing together, and many times the audience is invited to sing along on to the familiar songs that all enjoy.